Friday, July 24, 2009


I failed to mention in the last post that Johnny and I had planned to go to Park City this week. With both of our families on vacation at opposite ends of the United States, we thought we would take a little babymoon ourselves before Cortland made his arrival. Luckily, we decided we wanted to wait until after my doctor's appointment on Monday before we made any reservations.

Having a fairly fast labor with Cortland on Tuesday allowed me a nice little retreat at the hospital instead. I love the labor and delivery nurses! I always cherish that time of just being able to relax and snuggle with a newborn. Since my labor didn't have as many complications this time, I was able to enjoy that time even more. Johnny went home to spend the night with Lily both nights, but my Dad was nice and watched Lily for a few hours on Wednesday night so Johnny could have more time with the little guy.

I wondered if coming home would be a reality check, but so far we have been doing pretty well. Cortland fits so well into our family. I'd forgotten how fun and peaceful it was to have a new little one snuggled up to you. I love it!

All buckled in for the ride home! Don't worry - we tightened it again before we left. Cortland did great on the ride home. Lily was thrilled to have him riding next to her in the car.

Who wouldn't want to come home to this? My three favorite people!

First night at home. Cortland slept fairly well. It was me who needed the crash course on how not to fall asleep while you are nursing!

Lily is adjusting as well as any two year old. We thought she may be jealous of Cortland, but she is more jealous of us. She doesn't want us - she wants him! She does pretty well holding him nicely on the couch. So far she has only tried to feed him strawberries and granola bars. We'll have to watch these two closely!


Amy and Clark said...

I LOVE the 2nd to last picture of Cortland sleeping. What a tiny little guy! So handsome! Congrats again!

Aileen and Aaron Trost said...

Cortland looks SO little in the car seat! Awww... how cute!

Beck n' Ben said...

Congrats!!!!! And soooooo cute!

Vickie Blanchard said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful! I'm glad (and jealous!) that you had such a good labor too!